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The manual for my 2013 Escalade EXT specifics Dexos 1 engine oil. How important is that? Can I just use a name brand oil like Mobile one or does the Dexos have some special additives?
 

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Nearly every brand name engine oil on earth met the DEXOS specifications before GM invented the "minimum lubricants specification" for their engines. It's an extortion method for GM licensing rights.

Use whatever brand name engine oil you like, in the proper viscosity range for your engine, and don't sweat it. Even if GM bitched about "warranty" problems they cannot make the advice stick - and your car is probably out of the B to B warranty period anyway.

Study the oil racks at any parts store - most oil packagers have caved in to the phony "DEXOS" logo anyway.
 
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